Rated 4.18 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review i love this but nt enough product
I recently purchased this about 2 weeks ago i needed foundation powder to wear to miami carnival, i read alot of the reviews on this powder and i decided id give it a go!! I love,love, love this powder my make up last all day no need to reapply and it holds even if through out the day you tend to gt a lil oily in Mac mineraliz skin finish im a dark How ever Nutmeg is the comp powder for tht color in this powder the stay matte nt flat actually is better quality and its less the money, the disappointment is that it hits pan way to fast
Most Helpful Critical Review The Label Says It ALLLLLLLL!
I was very happy using my NYX STAY MATTE NOT FLAT foundation in Chestnut for the last two months until I ran out. The issue is when I repurchased my compact I thought I was in for another 2 months of happiness. No, it was not to be. The exact same colour on the label but a totally different colour and texture inside. I sweat alot but with the first compact it didn't cause my makeup to melt off my face. I'm so disappointed I could cry beware of those small labels at the back. Do not purchase the NYX foundation with the small labels. As another reviewer has said the formulation is cheap. It melts, it is at least two shades lighter where as the chestnut ( with the large label) I purchased two months ago used to blend perfectly. NYX Cosmetics if you changed something change it back.
Reviewed by 1782 customers Poor coverage, caused breakouts
Chesh from Asheville, NC
I bought this since it was a recommended dupe to It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation. Alas, I found the coverage to be sheer. I tried to "build it" with no luck. I tried using brushes, beauty blender (dry and wet), and the included sponge. It would provide a matt effect but that's it. I would need to re-apply after a few hours indoors. Finally, although everyone's skin is different, I started breaking out after moving this product into my daily routine (it's the only change I made).
Bring it back!
Brit from Oklahoma
Tried this for the first time a few months ago. Best powder I've found. Went to buy more to discover you can no longer get the lightest shade :( also in the liquid foundation there's no option for any light shades. Don't understand!! I would continue to buy if the lights shades becomes available again. I'm very fair and need an ivory type shade. Most of my friends are as well. Losing a lot of customers by not even having an available shade for us!
Aya from Georgia
I honestly wasn't sure what to expect because I had never used powder foundation before but it applies like a dream
Mimi from Houston TX
Glad I found this powder foundation. I'm planning to keep using this instead of the stick foundation I used before.
My Staple Setting Powder
MightyMaybe from Corpus Christi, TX
I've been using this powder pretty consistently for at least a year now. I use it to set my foundation. I know it's technically a foundation itself, but it doesn't provide coverage of my redness or hold up to oil/sweat (Texas heat) enough to wear it alone. I do enjoy the mattifying effect as a setting powder. I don't find myself having to touch up during the day and I love it.
bam24 from texas
why nyx?!... WHY????!!! this had been my holy grail for at least a decade now ! how could u discontinue such a staple product?!?! not to be too dramatic but I'm hurt and im upset. I have tried many others and none compare to this powder. I don't know what I'm going to do now. I understand revamping the line and staying current but dang..dont delete the staple products! I don't have the time or money for that matter to be testing out a bunch of other powders that I already know won't be the same. I wish brands would give a clear heads up when certian products will be discontinued to give us a chance to prepare and buy multiples so we have TIME to find something else...thats the least a brand should do for their loyal customers!
Shade range is embarrassing
BaiLee from Hannibal
A woman of color can forget about this powder foundation.
I haven't purchased nor used this powder foundation, but there isn't a chance I ever will.
Looks Great on the Skin
GracieMae from Ct
Nice powder foundation.
Nikki from Kenosha, wi
I wanted a nice powder that could provide at least a little coverage. This has none at all. I even tried using it as a setting powder too over some concealer to help hide imperfections and still did nothing. Not a fan.
Absolutely love this!
Mbaker from Gouverneur NY
I have been using this product for about 7 years and it has never failed for me. I have acne and acne scars so I always have to have make up on. This matte powder is the perfect size for me to carry in my purse or my pocket if needed. Once my skin gets oily I just dap this on over it and it takes care of it without it looking like I have a ton of make up on. It's also good for going back over pimples throughout the day. It is not a powder you want to apply without a foundation though. It is blotchy. But I love it and will continue to use it!
Facepowder with that old-timey facepowder smell
KT from GA
I used it as facepowder. Coverage made my face feel tight and dry plus it smelled like the facepowder my grandma used way, way back. I returned it.
I would buy this product again
Sai from Perris
I really like how with just a little it covers the stuff i need to be covered
My favorite powder
Addy from Chicago
I love this powder! I've never used it as a foundation, but I set my under eyes and face with it. Gives me the extra coverage I need and covers redness. I prefer to use it on top of a tinted moisturizer or light foundation and it looks great :)
Powder love 💕
Mattie from Huntsville, AL
I generally use this by itself to kind of blur my natural skin or over my foundation to make it smoother. It just great for me and takes off enough shine.
I love this foundation!
Aspen from Bel Air, Maryland
This foundation is great. I put it on in the morning and my skin still looks good in the afternoon. Not blotchy or heavy.
Great staying power
MelisR from Chesterton, Indiana
I like powder foundations because they are easy to apply, even out my skin tone and take away redness and discolorations. NYX foundation is a great price and works fantastic!
Pretty Good foundation!
tmlane from Florida
Overall, it's not a bad powder foundation! I will say that it doesn't last through a full day, so you will need some touch ups. Around the nose it can start to look a little chalky but that's easily fixed. The color was pretty accurate for my skin tone.
Love this foundation.
Lace from Kentucky
This is great. Lightweight, matte all day, doesn't break me out.
Did not control oil
Renaby from Metro Detroit, Michigan
I have pretty oily skin. When it is first applied is looks very nice but it does not control the oil on my face. One day I was running late and I did not use coverup but instead just applied the powder and it caked up in areas on my face.
Lives up to it's name
LL from Baltimore
My oily face starts to shine even in winter so I need frequent touch-ups. This powder doesn't look "powdery" or "cake-y" despite a few applications. The price point is good and I've hit pan a few times (I use compact powder a lot...). I try to stock up whenever there's a NYX sale.
Alma from Kansas
This is supposed to be medium to full coverage. I would say it is more of a light coverage. It is good at mattifying and wears fine. If you're looking for an actual powder foundation, I'd pass. But if you just need a light matte coverage, this is great!
AJW1 from Ohio
This just doesn't have any coverage, and I only use it as a base between eye primer and eye shadow. I cajt imagine how useless it must be if used as a foundation. It actually seems much more like a loosely pressed powder. It has a lot of fall out, and the consistency isn't on par with more expensive brands--it lacks creaminess, if you know what I mean. I know it might be an unfair comparison, but it is supposed to be a foundation, and it can't compete. I'd suggest spending a bit more money.
You get what you pay for
Sublimeb33 from Moorpark, CA
I wanted to find a cheaper powder foundation than Mac which I have used for over 10 years. In the store the NYX swatch on my wrist looked ok. When I got it home and put it on my face I was really disappointed. It looked cakey and splotchy. I guess you get what you pay for. Back to Mac I go.
I would SO buy this product again
sayulita from Lehi, Utah
I use this product every morning every day, and this is really great because the pigmentation is good and it overall is a amazing powder.
Doreen from Lewisville TX
i buy this product all the time